Lot 177 of 312:
MS. painting of dhows before Constantinople  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$540
$500 - $800

Miniature painting of two lateen-rigged galleys with what is undoubtedly Constantinople stretching across the background




18th century?


Gouache painting with colors and gilt, surrounded by Arabic script. 15.2x25.7 cm (6x10") plus the script, on conjugate sheet measuring 24.7x34.4 cm (9¾x13½") overall; Arabic ms. script on verso.

Appealing image of the two large dhows with oars sprouting from the bulwarks, shields lining the side of one of them. In the background is what appears to be the Hagia Sophia and several other mosques surrounded by the city. 

Lot Amendments

A bit of wear at centerfold, tape remnants on verso; very good.

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